Namami Gange Yojana
What is Namami Gange Scheme?
Namami Gange Yojana is a revival project for cleaning and beautifying the Ganges by the central government. Those who meet in the Ganges river under this scheme. Efforts are being made to cut the sources of dirty water and flow clean water into the Ganges. For this, many ghats and cleaning centres are being built at the mouths of this 2500 KM long river. So that the Ganges water can be cleaned.
It is not that this is the first project to clean the Ganges river. Even before this, in 1985, the Central Government had started the Ganga cleaning campaign by preparing the ‘Ganga Action Plan’, but then the budget allocation was not received so much, nor has there been an attempt to revive the Ganga on such a large scale. This reinforces the possibilities of the project being successful.
When did Namami Gange scheme begin
Namami Gnage Scheme was launched in June 2014. It is an 18-year-old scheme under which it has been said to increase the amount of oxygen in the waters of river Ganga, including 151 Ghats in five states. It is a 100% central scheme.
Features of Namami Gange Scheme
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected for the first time in 2014 for the purpose of restoring the purity of the Ganges, he announced the ‘Namami Gange’ scheme just a few days after becoming the Prime Minister. Said to be brought in pure form.
Also established a separate ministry for this scheme. Under this, a large budget of Rs 20,000 crore was allocated at that time. The ministries affiliated to it are the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also called the Namami Gange scheme an economic campaign. Giving reasons behind this, he had said that about 40% of the country’s population lives on the banks of the Ganges and the revival of Ganga will also bring growth in the country’s economy.
Purpose of Namami Gange Scheme
Bringing it back to the ancient form of Ganga again. Complete pollution by cleaning the Ganges. Beautification by bringing aquatic animals like dolphins in future under Namami Gange scheme. The goal of the Aarti uplift of the people living on the banks of the Ganga is through the Namami Gange Project. However, the Ganges water has been cleared to a great extent in the lockdown. Not only Ganga, there are many rivers for which work has been going on for years, but this lockdown has done what it was trying to do for a long time.